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Deal Hunting in Chicago

Deal Hunting in Chicago November 10, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Social media coupon companies, the latest trend. The web is after all the timeliest and most effective way to reach people. It’s simple, an email every day with an upcoming offer in Chicago. Keep up with big names coming into town, and most notably, the obscure activities. Hotels contact these...

New Restaurant Openings

New Restaurant Openings October 20, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Dining in Chicago is like watching the stock market. It takes a sharp eye to keep up with constant turnover. October welcomed a long list of restaurant openings. The furthering cupcake domination was joined by a handful of second-time openers. Metromix prints monthly “New to the Scene” lists. Photo...

Best Live Music Venues

Best Live Music Venues October 13, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
Chicago’s a musical town. Big bands, little bands, nobody-yet bands, they all want to play in Chicago. Outdoor concerts in Millennium Park and summer festivals bring several hundred-thousand music fans. Photo courtesy of official website. Howl at the Moon, River North Good fun with dueling pianos....

Chicago’s International Film Festival

Chicago’s International Film Festival October 5, 2011 | Events | Read More
Each Fall brings the Chicago International Film Festival. From October 6-20, the 47th festival lineup includes over 150 films representing 50 countries. Film categories cover risky projects of first-time directors to the Spotlight on Southeast Asia. The Chicago Film Festival revives the classic cinema...

October at Lincoln Park Zoo

October at Lincoln Park Zoo October 1, 2011 | Events | Read More
What’s going on at the Zoo? Besides the perpetually-entertaining meerkats, October’s event calender is packed. Lincoln Park Zoo hosts an assortment of programs and activities on a regular basis. From sunrise yoga to trick-or-treating amongst exotic animals, it’s been long since the Endangered...

Chicago Farmers Markets

Chicago Farmers Markets September 29, 2011 | Food | Read More
Fall is the season of farmers markets. This weekend shows an impressive spread throughout the city. The beginning of Fall means pumpkins, gourds and buckets of apples. The funny thing about farmers markets is running into them by chance. Photo courtesy of author. Green City in Lincoln Park is one of...

What is “The Bean?”

What is “The Bean?” September 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The meaning of The Bean had long eluded me.  It came to my knowledge “The Bean” was in fact just a nickname years after it’s conception. Like many Chicagoans, I was content and accepted this title. Photo courtesy of author. The Bean is one of Chicago’s biggest attractions....

Eat Outside Whilst Weather Permits

Eat Outside Whilst Weather Permits September 23, 2011 | Food | Read More
As September shows its unpredictable weather, we eye those outdoor venues. Chicagoans always hope for an Indian Summer. Before you get rained on, blown away, buried under snow or frozen to your chair, eat drink and play outside in Chicago. Photo courtesy of author. Old Town N. Wells St. would be naked...

Kayak Around Chicago

Kayak Around Chicago September 16, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Chicago’s geography makes it a unique city for kayaking. You just can’t paddle into the center of most cities. Surrounded by Lake Michigan and practically sliced in half by the river, you can see every angle from the water. Photo courtesy of author. Getting in the Water There are a handful...